Health & Wellness

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“Free Birth” and the Politics of Childbearing

Women deserve better care and experiences when it comes to giving birth, but the Free Birth Society may not be the answer.
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Lulu and Nana: The Surprise of Genetically-Modified Humans

The gene-editing technology CRISPR was the source of lively theoretical ethics debates - until Chinese scientist He Jiankui actually used it.
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Decisions for the Dead: The Moral Dimensions of Body Disposal

Is there a moral obligation to honor the wishes of the deceased with respect to what should be done with their body after death?
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The Ethics of Regulating Sperm Donation

With large amounts of the population being born due to sperm donations, questions about family history and siblings are emerging and can be stressful on families and individuals. This article explores if we could or should try to regulate sperm donors?
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On Meat Eating: Cats, Dogs, and Carnism

Most Westerners are horrified at the idea of eating pet animals like cats and dogs. So why are other animals more acceptable?
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Insider Talk: Challenging Food Choices

When WeWork decided not to subsidize meat for its employees, critics had a lot to say. But what issue is really at the heart of their criticism?
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The Future of Farming: Reconsidering the E. Coli Breakout

Identifying the problems that caused the E. coli outbreak in May might point us towards newer, more sustainable methods of farming.

Earth Day, Lettuce Shortages, and Future Food Crises

Earth Day's theme may have been ending plastic pollution, but many more environmental crises are at hand.
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The United States Government’s Lapsed Duty to Provide Safe Drinking Water

Clean drinking water in the United States is not a guarantee.

Taxing Sugar to Fight Obesity

On the benefits and consequences of a federal sugar tax.